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In the end, it's all a race to the table - Christine's Rankings, Week 9 // In which drivers get presents in Shanghai, jump around and play games

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Things sometimes tend to get a bit loopy when the drivers head to China, they find themselves swamped by gifts and fans, and start soaking up the culture. This week, there are points for some pre-race fun and games, and some deductions for when marketing doesn't quite hit the spot. It's back to back racing, so keep your eyes peeled for off-track pointsworthy action and let me know about it!

Movements for Week 9

  • -3 Jenson Button: Going all corporate and shaving off the iconic stubble just as new sponsor Gillette comes on board.
  • +2 Romain Grosjean: Finding an unusual seat, whilst pausing for a beverage, in Shanghai.
  • +1 Valtteri Bottas: Analysing his own worse-for-wear qualifying performance from Shanghai.
  • +2 Valtteri Bottas: After receiving a gift from the hotel in China, he said: "I found out that the gift is an ink stamp instead of spice smasher! Well now i can smash #BOTTAS in chinese wherever i want." Bottas Smash, right?
  • +1 Pastor Maldonado: Impressed he managed to get to this stage in his life and not know how to play Jenga!
  • +1 Jean-Éric Vergne: If the race doesn't go well, just eat the car!
  • -2 Sebastian Vettel: Just not quite hitting the right mark when it comes to the Lucky Soup video.
  • +1 Giedo van der Garde: A bonus point for some amusing jumps midway through this photoshoot video.

Standings for Week 9

This week's standings
PosNameChangeTotal
10Lewis Hamilton20
21Giedo van der Garde113
3-1Daniel Ricciardo13
41Jean-Éric Vergne111
5-1Felipe Massa10
63Valtteri Bottas39
7-1Esteban Gutiérrez7
8-1Nico Hülkenberg7
9-1Max Chilton6
100Nico Rosberg6
110Fernando Alonso5
121Romain Grosjean25
13-1Paul di Resta3
142Charles Pic1
152Luiz Razia1
162Adrian Sutil1
172Mark Webber1
184Pastor Maldonado11
191Sergio Pérez1
201Jules Bianchi0
210Ma Qing Hua0
22-8Sebastian Vettel-20
23-8Jenson Button-3-1
24-1Kimi Räikkönen-2
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